School Plan OK’d
By: Mary Hinds
Source: Loudon County News-Herald
$90 Million Plan for Loudon Schools OK'd
Hugh G. Willett
Friday, November 2, 2007
$144 Million Price
Tag, For School Buildings
BY Pat Hunter
|How is it that three different, independent and
relatively intelligent reporters attended the same meeting, heard the
same discussions, recorded the same votes and came out of the meeting
with such different understandings of just how much money the Loudon
County Board Of Education is asking the commission to provide for their
long range building plan?
Maybe it's some kind
of new math being taught in public school where close counts. What's a
hundred million dollars give or take a few million. Or it could be that
the BOE it's self doesn't have a clue what they're asking for.
The proposed plan
that had been released about a week ago did not contain any financial
information. The dollars were applied at Thursday's BOE meeting just
shortly before the board voted for approval of the plan.
Confused yet? It starts to be easier now to understand why there could be so much confusion with the numbers. Apparently the BOE chose to ignore the in-depth report prepared last year by MPC and just reach into thin air and pull out numbers. If the BOE thinks the county commission will buy into another pie in the sky proposal, they may get a rude awakening. Once again the Loudon County Board Of Education has gone to the well of common since and pulled out a bucket of empty.